The petition asking that the Senate and House Armed Services Committees compel the Army to investigate anew the death of Pfc. LaVena Johnson stands at just over 3500 names at the moment. It has taken some three months to reach this point. The petition to change the logo for the London 2012 Olympics passed 10,000 [...]
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What do you say to the war dead on Memorial Day? You tell them, perhaps, that you are sorry you never got the chance to know them. Who they were, what they loved and feared, what they hoped for. That opportunity is gone, replaced by mute stone and silent earth. You tell them that you [...]
The petition page has been inaccessible during the late hours tonight (it was last accessed at 9:40 pm Central). I will post here when it comes back up (or afterwards if it returns while I’m asleep). The petiton page is once more accessible (2:45 am Central) with no apparent problems.
In her first tour of duty in Iraq, Army Spc. Suzanne Swift was subjected to sexual harassment from one superior officer and coercion by another into a sexual affair. Rather than face that kind of degradation again, Spc. Swift refused to return for a second deployment to Iraq. The response from a military that should [...]
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